Aalyah Mysterio and Buddy Murphy were in one of WWE’s hottest angles in late 2020. Then they were taken off television once the two got together. It looks like WWE got what they wanted, and Seth Rollins’ hiatus created a void the creative couldn’t fill.
WWE also didn’t pay much attention to Murphy’s name change. They totally botched the whole plan and you can check it out here.
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Murphy was very open about his history with Aalyah Mysterio. When it came to kissing her he wasn’t comfortable with it, but it was also a business. As Rey Mysterio seemed to agree, Murphy continued, but he had very specific requirements before he did so.
âI wasn’t comfortable kissing Aalyah. I did it because it was my job and it was going to create more drama in the story. Originally there was no scripted kiss and they went to talk to Vince about something and they came back and I sit there and introduce myself, and it was kinda weird, but then they’re like ‘and then you kiss her.’ I thought they were joking. I look at the producers and they were serious and I’m like ‘not at all, how did you come back with that ?!’ Because my whole thing was I had to play it very, very carefully, especially the timing of the situation, right?
“I told them I wasn’t going to express any feelings for her, was I?” I can’t sue her, she has to sue me, because of the age difference, you don’t make it easy when you use my birthday in the message.
“Now you’ve given people my information and people are going to look it up and ask ‘how old is he? How does she hold? What?! Now you gave them the wrong – I think they said ‘happy birthday, by the way’ drew attention to that, basically they revealed it, so you know what I mean, like if I wasn’t comfortable with it.
âThey didn’t help the situation by saying my birthday. I’m just kind of like ‘what does she think?’ They tell me ‘she’s cool’, I’m like ‘WHAT ?!’ Because I thought they were going to shoot him. I’m like ‘and Rey?’ They’re like, ‘they’re okay with that.’ “
Murphy said he was very “blunt” with them and couldn’t romantically pursue her on TV. This is how things turned out as Aalyah seemed like the one going out of her way to step in and protect Murphy. They finally kissed onscreen, and then the storyline was dropped afterwards.
We have to wonder how far that would have gone if Murphy hadn’t protested a little bit at first. You can check out the story in about 28 minutes in the video below.
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Transcript by Ringside News